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CNN Anderson Cooper Welcomed A Child Through A Surrogate Mother
Updated On 01 May, 2020 Published On 01 May, 2020
Congratulations are in order for the new dad aka Anderson Cooper of CNN who became a father earlier this week.
"I'm beyond happy," said the new father as Anderson Cooper broke the happy news Thursday night at the end of the daily CNN coronavirus town hall.
And, the happiness of becoming a father was clearly visible over the correspondent's face as he smiled through his announcement. The New York native began by stating, "It has been a difficult time in all of our lives, and there are certainly many hard days ahead,"
Anderson Cooper named his son Wyatt Morgan Cooper to honor his deceased parents. SOURCE: CNN
Cooper then added, "It is, I think, especially important in these times of trouble to try to hold on to moments of joy and moments of happiness. Even as we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life and new love,"
"On Monday, I became a father," said Cooper before adding the birth of his son who he named in honor of his parents. His father died when Anderson was only ten whilst his mother passed away last year at 95.
Cooper explained the reasons behind the name of his son. Wyatt Morgan Cooper who got his first name after his grandfather, Wyatt Cooper got his middle name from her grandmother, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt's family side.
Anderson Cooper's son was born through surrogacy. SOURCE: Anderson Cooper Instagram
Cooper further announced that his three days old son was 7.2 lbs and that he was sweet, soft, and healthy at birth. The CNN news correspondent who is gay also informed the viewers that he never thought or imagined he would become a father one day.
Well, Watt Cooper was born through surrogacy, and Cooper made sure to present his thanks to the surrogate mother on the TV. Indicating that his surrogate has her own family and husband, he said: "I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives,"
Cooper also got emotional somewhere in the middle when he shared his wishes that his deceased parents and brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, who died young at 23 were here to meet his little one.
But, Cooper was positive that his departed family were together 'smiling and laughing, happy that their love is alive in' him and his newborn son, and that the 'Cooper family continues.'
And, according to his friend and colleague, Andy Cohen who later joined him on the show, was one of the first ones to know the birth of Wyatt and kept it a secret. Cohen as well as had his son through surrogacy and even got Wyatt a CNN van toy with a satellite.
Congratulation to Anderson Cooper! Oh, and btw, baby Wyatt is blessed with his dad's blue eyes.